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offered us new ideas in education, terry san ford. and not conceding a single state to richard nixon. [cheers and applause] i should like to say to my friend, frank king, that ohio may have passed a few times in this convention, but tom eagleton and i are not going to pass ohio. [cheers and applause] and i can say to governor gilligan, ohio is sometimes -- he is the unwitting unifier and the fundamental issue of this national campaign. [cheers and applause] and all of us are going to help him redeem a pledge he made 10 years ago that next year you won't have richard nixon to kick around anymore. [cheers and applause] we have
against richard nixon. he didn't know how to pull it off. he a lot of money behind him. nixon had the whole place so buttoned up. the most understanding moment at the convention was the announcement that his vice presidential candidate would be spiro agnew. i remember the bureau chief in baltimore, washington, looking like he had been electric shocked, that this guy was going to be the vice president. one heartbeat away from the presidency. they went out of there and put together the new republican coalition. which is that they took the south away from the democrats. and they -- richard nixon was very clever about capitalizing on what he called the silent majority, which really did exist, these were working-class democrats, who wore hard hats and carried lunch buckets, who fed up with what they were seeing on the democratic side. when i went home from chicago to my home in south dakota on my way back to california, my dad was a life-long working-class democrat. a blue dog democrat. he wore a hard hat. carried a lunchbox. he grew up under fdr, that was his god. >> i thought he woul
was running so he did not have the energy of richard nixon running in 1960 or obama running in 2008. >> and mrs. eisenhower, lott has been written about your parents relationship with the eisenhower's. how would you describe it? >> well i think that one of the things i enjoy doing when i was working on the project of eisenhower's retirement years was to look at that relationship and to think about it more and i'm amazed that eisenhower and nixon got along as well as they did because when you think about it, you have two presidents rumbling around together. a president is going to be someone who is very driven. he has an agenda. he has a vision. he knows where he is going so you have dwight eisenhower and then you have richard nixon who in 39 becomes a vice president who already is showing signs that he is on his way so the fact that they got along so well, i mean as well as they get i would say, think is a testament to several things but i think first of all eisenhower made the vice presidency significant. he sent my parents to 53 nations around the world ambassador's. they were in
by richard nixon. the republican president that regarded himself as a friend of industry and loved to hobnob with the captains of industry and poll said they have to go fight and industry -- get organized. they have to play hard ball aggressively and that is what happened. the chamber of commerce circulated the polls memorandum as it is known to business leaders all over the country. the business roundtable, the most powerful force for major corporations in america was formed. the national association of manufacturers moved its headquarters to washington. the national federation of independent businesses clip from 3000 members in 1971 yo 600,000 by 1980. business developed all this muscle. business had 18,000 registered lobbyists and pr people. 50,000 people working for their trade associations in washington. they rolled back the agenda and beats labor and beat rafa nader andnd -- -ralph jimmy carter. i saw those individual episodes take place. i saw ralph nader's push for a consumer protective agency get beaten, i saw labor get beaten. i saw carter get roy blunt taxes but i did not fully un
richard nixon's checker speech. 37th president probably had more of an effect on campaign tactics than any other modern politician in the 20th century. that speech in particular is still echoing in presidential politics today. good morning from washington. it's thursday, september 20th, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i think we can say this is the last day of summer. let's get to my first reads of the morning. moderate mitt romney was back yesterday. at a univision in florida, he distanced himself from remarks recorded in may when he said he can't win 47% of americans who are "dependent on the government." >> this is a campaign about the 100%. my campaign is about the 100% of america and i'm concerned about them. i have a record. i demonstrated my cast to help the 100%. >> if you didn't get that, he said 100%. romney softened his tone on a number of issues. for instance, promising an immigration solution. >> it's been a political football for years and years. on the part of both republicans and democrats. it's time to put politics aside and i will actually reform immigration system and
is in addition the daughter of the 37th president richard m. nixon. 1973-1975 she was assistant managing editor of the "saturday evening post." during that time she wrote ion nixon. we also welcome jean edward smith. that establish biographer for the 34th president whose new book is critically acclaimed "eisenhower in war and peace." mr. smith is also written biographies for franklin eleanor roosevelt and ulysses s. grant. mr. smith is a senior scholar at columbia university and after many years of spending time at the university of toronto and marshall university. finally, our moderator for this program will be jonathan yardley, pulitzer prize-winning critic for the "washington post." mr. yardley has been a fellow at harvard university and was awarded and anwar doctor of letter by george washington university in 1987. his most recent book, his second rating, a compilation of some of the most memorable reviews have noted and neglected books from the past. please join me in welcoming david and julie eisenhower, jean edward smith and jonathan yardley. [applause] >> thank you very much. can you he
, richard nixon, and jimmy carter earned ranked as the best presidents for the environment for -- are ranked as the best presidents for the environment. a discussion on environmental policies and past presidents. this is about an hour. >> thank you for coming here today. i am the editor and chief upper corporate knights magazine. here with me is the editor and founder of corporate knights, toby heaps. prices incorporate social, economic benefits and costs an actors know the benefit of their marketplace actions. it is about the appalling markets the best empower wing - empowering -- empowering markets. this being an election year, we ask ourselves, who is the greatest president in was 3? which commander in chief place regulations -- this year being an election year, we ask ourselves, who is the greenest president? the air has changed dramatically over the past two centuries. climate change was not an issue during the days of roosevelt' with you are talking teddy or franklin. -- whether you are talking teddy or franklin. when we discussed this project, we were told that there is something slig
's, she might understand some of it. 1968 richard nixon looking for the republican nomination of the president and i'm just and eisenhower was basically trying to be neutral in the entire thing but at some point he felt compelled and i have always tried to figure out, was the influence or what was the process? i know he was facing a coalition of reagan and rockefeller and i guess even george romney is in there somewhere but i'm just curious what you have to say about that. >> the sequence goes like this. julie and i were engaged in november of 1967. richard nixon announced to the white house january 31, 1968 and dwight eisenhower endorsed him in late july of 1968. now i'm describing the happiest day of my life. when finally he stepped down from his position of neutrality to endorse richard nixon. i think the idea there is that in 1968 was a year in which republicans could win and i think that therefore quite eisenhower extended an endorsement very carefully and made it very clear to me when julie and i were together that he would be doing, observing his own practice and so for
to the president was 1968 in richard nixon. >> what is holding mitt romney back is the fact that he is not that well liked, but that is something that you can at least in principle change. that is why we had the ann romney speech, which i think help at the beginning. that is why i think the election is in his hands and out of obama's. >> did romney start to climb the likability mountain? >> i think so. lots of people did testimonials who were very persuasive. ann romney certainly made a big difference. he is not exciting, but i did not think he was threatening, either. there is nothing to really overtly dislike, and he did the best he could, and the question is -- is it enough? >> there is a sense of liking obama and really wanting him to succeed -- did you hear anything there that would move your toward mitt romney? >> the best thing i did hear was his very convincing statement about his understanding about how the economy works and how business works. it is clear that he has a good sense of how to make this country move. what does not work for him, though, is time. he does not hol
less to be president was 1968 and richard nixon. >> mitt romney, was holding him back is that he is not that well liked, but that is something you can at least in principle change. that is why we had the ann romney, which i think helped. it was the beginning of that. that is why i think the election is in mitt romney's hands and out of obama's. >> did he start to climb the likability mountain? >> i think so. there were lots of people who did testimonials who were there. ann romney certainly made a big difference. he is not exciting, but it did not think he was threatening, either. at least there is nothing to really overtly dislike. he did the best he could, and the question is -- is it enough? am i if you are on the fence, and you like obama and really did want him to succeed, did you really hear anything there that would move you toward mitt romney? >> one thing i did hear was a very convincing statement about his understanding of how the economy works and how business works. not a big applause line, but it is clear that he has a desire to make this country move. what does not
four years later was richard nixon who won the presidency. this old and loyal republican surely helped nixon's campaign, too. and then this loyal republican must have missed his newspaper delivery the day john mitchell was indicted for perjury. and he must have missed the delivery when john mitchell was convicted in federal court and sentenced to prison and served that sentence. john mitchell was steeped in filthy politics before he became nixon's attorney general. john mitchell was nixon's campaign manager and he became the first attorney general in the history of the united states to be convicted of a crime. but he was not the last. the next attorney general to be convicted of a crime was the very next man richard nixon made attorney general of the united states. so we've had exactly two attorneys general convicted of crimes, both of them republicans. both of them appointed by richard nixon. the man at the romney fundraiser who says he worked on barry goldwater's campaign may very well have known john mitchell, may very well have known both of the republican attorneys general who wer
, it was 60 years ago this weekend when richard nixon took to the air waves to defend himself against charges of impropriety by the then liberal new york post running for vice president. it became known as the checkers speech that saved nixon's career. this is "hardball." eir "destina" double miles you can "actually" use. but with those single mile travel cards... [ bridesmaid ] blacked out... but i'm a bridesmaid. oh! "x" marks the spot she'll never sit. but i bought a dress! a toast... ...to the capital one venture card. fly any airline, any flight, anytime. double miles you can actually use. what a coincidence? what's in your wallet? [ all screaming ] watch the elbows ladies. trick question. i love everything about this country! including prilosec otc. you know one pill each morning treats your frequent heartburn so you can enjoy all this great land of ours has to offer like demolition derbies. and drive thru weddings. so if you're one of those people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day, block the acid with prilosec otc.. and don't get heartburn in the first place. [ male anno
are in the nixon library. richard nixon is probably one of the most hated people in american history if you are liberal but his accomplishments include are almost entirely liberal. for example he embraced the great society, he made nuclear arms -- with the soviets and so on and senator hughes got himself a liberal in 1970 said under richard nixon's -- [inaudible] why doesn't richard nixon rank high in the liberal pantheon? >> i will simply say this. i've been blessed and honored to tour around the country and tomorrow i will be flying to new york and be a guest with sean hannity to talk about the book in the book signing and then long island and i was in texas and ohio. i will tell you something this visit tonight and especially blessed by this room of wonderful patriots who came out to hear her speak tonight, the nixon library parents is going to go down in 2012 is the single best appearance of my entire book tour and i'm proud to be here. very proud to be here. [applause] and a real honor to be in this beautiful beautiful place in this wonderful tribute to president nixon. the staff has b
tuned in to watch senator john kerry -- kennedy, excuse me and vice president richard nixon face off in thestl vafted presidentipre-- televised presidential debate. you know the story. the tanned john f. kennedy and then richard nixon. >>> as w rorted thekeye ate batones today. both mitt romney and president obama in that crucial battleground state. here's romney moments ago ins we terville, ohio, where he wrapped up an event with golfing legend jack nicklaus. >> after the debates and the campaigns and all the ads are overepl in ohio are going to say loud and clear on november 6th, we can't do four more years. we must do better. good morning, all. >> good morning, chuck. >> let's start where where things stand in ohio. we have a whole bunch of polls. saw new york times, quinnipiac polls. they show giant leads, eye-popping if you wi. the esidt teoi u , points up in florida, 12 in pennsylvania. i don't know why they have pennsylvania. i think we've all moved it off e battleground. susan page, cat leads but we can't debate who's leading. >> in ohio it seems clear that this is a state t
and modern politicians, it was on this day in 1952 that then-senator richard nixon gave what became known as the checkers speech. the move turned out to be a stroke of political genius. nixon, used to the new medium of television as a way to address allegations. he used it to address allegations that he was using a slush fund for personal gain and saved his newly minted role for dwight eisenhower for vice presidential case. >> 60 years ago richard nixon gave one of the most famous speeches in american political history. and in so doing invented new rules for financial disclosure for political candidates that are being debated anew in this year's presidential campaign. seeking the place on the gop ticket, as dwight eisenhower's running mate, richard nixon gave his famous checkers speech 60 years ago this weekend and laid his finances bare. >> everything i've earned, everything i've spent, everything i owe -- >> it's a speech with eerie relevance to the 2012 campaign. in which another candidate, mitt romney, faces demands to disclose his finances. >> as if you decide to do more and more, yo
. >> yes. >>> up next, 60 years ago this weekend when richard nixon took to the airwaves to defend himself against charges of improperty by the new york post while running for vice president. that's what he was doing back then. it became known as the checker speech and it saved nixon's career. this is "hardball," the place for politics. ols? tools are uncomplicated. nothing complicated about a pair of 10 inch hose clamp pliers. you know what's complicated? shipping. shipping's complicated. not really. with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service shipping's easy. if it fits, it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. that's not complicated. no. come on. how about... a handshake. alright. priority mail flat rate boxes. starting at just $5.15. only from the postal service. gives you a 50% annual bonus. and everyone likes 50% more [ russian accent ] rubles. eh, eheh, eh, eh. [ brooklyn accent ] 50% more simoleons. [ western accent ] 50% more sawbucks. ♪ [ maine accent ] 50% more clams. it's a lobster, either way. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card.
, richard nixon, herbert hoover. who was on the blueprint. that is right. eisenhower. that was an easy one. i read that extensively and killing kennedy comes out on tuesday. thank you very much with putting up with me. 1998 bill clinton found also in one of the biggest presidential scandals the country had ever seen. >> i want you to listen to me. i'm going say this again. i did not have sexual relations with that woman. i never told anybody to lie, not a single time, never. >> bill: because of the scandal, bill clinton became a second u.s. president to be impeached. who was the first? nixon, polk, martin van burren. >> that is correct. andrew johnson. he escaped by how many votes? >> one. >> a very good. >> bill: one vote he would have been toast. alien extradition acts is most controversial u.s. laws of their time. >> in 1798 french warships seized american vessels trading with england. frightened by the possibility of invasion they passed the alien and sedition act the power to deport any alien and made citizens who criticized the government liable to arrest. >> bill: that sounds like c
no more lies. no more apologies, no more coverups. richard nixon resigned because of lies and coverups. bill clinton was impeached for lies. where is the accountability in this administration? own up to the fact we are at war with an evil force that will never be satisfied until we are all dead. this is not about political offices or expanded geopolitical borders. this is about the survival of our civilization. if this administration won't lead in the battle, then step aside and let someone do it who won't lie to us and endanger our children. [ applause ] on friday the director of national intelligence issued a statement. joining me is katherine hair aj. why this document on friday afternoon? >> you know when you've got bad news the place you put it, that is when we had with the statement. this is a person who is top intelligence officer in the united states government. i have the statement right here. what i believe it does it attempts to give the administration some cover for their initial comments and then concludes what we saw in libya wasn't terrorism. there is a problem here. whe
victory for president lyndon johnson, richard nixon got a landslide victory in 1972, but a landslide democratic majority in the house and senate and let us not forget a supreme court of the united states that was still fairly and the control of liberal democrats. 4 two brief shining years or perhaps baleful years if you don't like the great society but for two years for better or for worse the united states had a government in the way that we often seek of her majesty, having a government that is a group of people who can implement a party platform that can be judged at the next election or serious elections. that is not generally the way the united states operates. courtesy of the constitution drafted in 1787 and what i want to in sister relatively unamended thereafter with regard to the basic structures we live under. the republican president, president johnson, nixon, ford, reagan and george h. w. bush not for a single day had even a single house of congress from their own political party. ronald reagan did have the senate for four years but he never had a full congress that was r
gives you an idea of how much the country has changed in a good way. but, right after richard nixon became president, four vacancies appear on the supreme court. you never know how that will work. jimmy carter was the only proven to serve a full term without having a single nominee. but richard nixon was on the president for five and a half years. you will recall he had to leave early remember. [laughter] but he got for appointments in the supreme court because chief justice warren left, john hollen and hugo black left and they were replaced by richard nixon with chief justice warren burger, harry blackmun, lewis powell and william rehnquist and as you think about that list, it illustrates the scene that i think is a very in part and part of the oath but it is the theme of american politics over the past generation and that is the evolution of the republican party. it is the most important story in american politics. it's the most important story in the supreme court because moderate republicans dominated the supreme court for two generations, and moderate republicans are gone. they
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was a lifelong republican who, with the blessing of richard nixon and gerald ford, helped start the council on environmental quality in the white house and then the environmental protection agency. he later helped turn the world wildlife fund into a global force. he was a navy admiral's son, who was born in rhode island, lived in montana. russell train was 92. >>> speaking of conservation. final green light has been given for the removal of nearly 400 trees from the streets of l.a. to accommodate the movement of the retired space shuttle "endeavour" on local streets to a new home at a museum. they're cutting down the trees because they say cutting the wings off the shuttle and reattaching them is not an option. local protests have been overruled by the city just this week. we'll stay with this story. >>> up next here tonight, the long lens that shattered the royal privacy. >>> finally tonight, there's been a legal victory to report for the british royal family. that french magazine that published the topless photos of kate middleton has to turn them over, and there's a criminal case coming
regulations. he talked about regulations of richard nixon. he didn't use his name. he said we've got to fight back. business has to organize. he said we've got to get tough. we've got to play hardball the way the labor unions do. we have to organize our money and bring the corporations together. it set off an explosion. the u.s. chamber of commerce distributed nationwide to businesses. the chamber of commerce expanded its budget. business round table. now everybody takes it for granted today. it was formed three months after louis powell's memo. businesses expanded their offices lobbying here. then the business power came up when jimmy carter and the democrats were in charge in 19778. turned the whole thing -- 1978. turned the whole thing around. that was the beginning of the story. that was the business rebellion that began to steal the american dream from the middle class. >> oh, gosh. i want to ask you, you know, in a presidential election, an opinion? >> i'm not going to do that. this is not about the election. this is -- we're not going to get to a smart fix in this country unless we und
matters. that was back in 1960 when richard nixon and jfk. >> i think mr. nixon is an effective leader of his party. i would hope he would grant me the same. the question is which point of view, and which party do we want to lead the united states. >> mr. nixon would you like to comment on that statement? >> i have no comment. >> cenk: the people who listened on the radio thought nixon had one, but the people watching it on tv thought kennedy won. it appeared that the debate swung the election in favor of kennedy. ever since then, people have put a tremendous amount of weight on the debates. because of that everybody plays the expectations game. what is funny here is all of the republicans are saying oh my god, obama is going to win. >> mitt romney has the advantage because he has been through 20 of these debates. >> mitt romney is a business guy, and hasn't had a debate against a democrat in overten years. >> mitt romney is just in practice. >> having been through this much more recently than president obama, i think he starts with an advantage. >> i think barack obama w
say richard nixon is funny. >> tell me what is funnier than putting a dog on the roof of your car and driving to your location? >> i hope the humane society heard that one. >> ok,k,ou heard it here. >> one of the few unforced errors i have ever heard. >> going to give mark and chararles the last word. we will see you next week after the democratic national convention. >> "inside washington" is brought to you ipart by the american federation of government employees -- proud to make america work.
, wonderful people ♪ >> there was good years and that years but that trend was always up. richard nixon expanded social spending. the democrats have reduced taxes as well. and everyone got a car with fins. now that is over. perhaps for a long time. the economy is growing again but slowly. the 16 trillion dollars of debt -- the university of miami is as fine of any place to contemplate the future of the nation. indeed a strong stomach for gloomy talk. >> part of the amtrak -- we do not have enough to go around. we're in a rough period. the flexibility that was felt to years ago under bush and clinton, we no longer have that cushion of our own prosperity. the battling has gone worse. absolutely. >> there will be some who point out this is still an energetic place. the energy does not come from government. it might come from the lack of it. america may be forced to find out in the years ahead. >> the british prime minister david cameron was in new york this week to reaffirm his government's goal to spend with their plans & on foreign aid. if all goes to plan, the u.k. will hit the -- to sp
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